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Effect of an Ethylene Absorbent on Quality of Tomato Slices

Pangaribuan, D.H. and Irving, D.E. and O'Hare, T.J. (2003) Effect of an Ethylene Absorbent on Quality of Tomato Slices. In: Australasian Postharvest Horticulture Conference, 1-3 October 2003, Carlton Crest Hotel, Brisbane.

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Abstract

Ethylene production is stimulated during the slicing of fresh cut tomato slices. Experiments were conducted to investigate whether the inclusion of ethylene absorbents in packaging affects the quality of tomato slices cv. Revolution during storage at 5OC. ‘Pink’ maturity stage tomatoes were cut into 7mm thick slices and vertically stacked in closed glass containers for 12 days with or without Purafil® to remove ethylene. The ethylene removal treatment resulted in reduced ethylene, less CO2 accumulation, and firmer slices.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission of the Convenor and Co-editor of the Australasian Postharvest Horticulture Conference 2003.
Keywords:Ethylene; fresh cut; tomato; storage; Purafil®.
Subjects:Plant culture > Harvesting, curing, storage
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit
Deposited On:10 Jun 2004
Last Modified:16 Mar 2011 00:17

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